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Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

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Description

Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is the sequel to Bit.Trip Runner. The game's look and feel is very different from the original. Runner 2 forgoes the original's retro look in favor of a cartoon art style. The game's story takes on a more humorous tone, and is narrated by Charles Martinet.

The game expands on the original in several ways. There are several new actions, such as rotating the analog stick to trace Commander Video's path around a loop. In addition, level selection takes place on a map screen laid out similar to other classic platform games. Levels offer alternate paths which can be either easier or harder to complete depending on the path. There are also mid-level checkpoints, though these are optional, and the player earns more points if he/she chooses to skip them. Collecting all gold in each stage allows the player to shoot Commander Video out of a cannon into a target to score extra points.

There are several characters that can be unlocked, as well as several costumes for each one.

The game offers 120 levels, online leaderboards for each individual stage, and multiple difficulties for replay value.


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Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows The fifth and final world has a futuristic cube design.
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows Levels can be revisited for additional routes. Here for instance, you first need to unlock the keys elsewhere before you can pick them up here.
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows Diving down.
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Windows Commander Video and his friends in the introduction video

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Cubed3 Wii U Mar 14, 2013 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GameSpot Wii U Mar 06, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo-Online.de Wii U May 16, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii U Mar 04, 2013 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Retro Spirit Games Windows Mar 18, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Cheat Code Central Wii U Mar, 2013 4 out of 5 80
XGN Wii U May 03, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Windows Mar, 2013 4 out of 5 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr 02, 2013 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de Wii U Apr 24, 2013 65 out of 100 65

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